Great Miami River Autumnal Scene
Taylorsville Metropark, Vandalia, Ohio
"Everything is important. To the smallest insect, even the mouldering tree, the deepest stone in the drift.” - Marlene Van Niekerk
March 14th is the International Day of Action for Rivers. As expected, many rivers such as the Great Miami River and Little Miami River are protected and should be. Standing next to these mile-long bodies of water is simply stunning. This day is to celebrate and recognize all that has been done to ensure rivers continue flowing. Water for me is a personal favorite photographic subject (which is ironic because I can't swim!) Long exposures are an absolute joy to work on to make rivers and creeks smooth and ethereal. The loud roaring flows are powerful to hear as well as the quiet moments in between.
It pains me to see trash build up along watersheds. We simply need to have some forethought and do the right thing. Don't be wasteful and improve the water quality for all now and in the future.
My entire body of work is multifaceted: I love to create fine art to appreciate being hung on the wall, however I infuse conservation ethics to round out a solid message..If you like this beauty that is framed on your wall, then we better protect it. I don't want a photograph I took to be the last and only reminder of something that was. Change is the only constant here.
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